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Remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Browser Hijackers

Watch Series – MediaTabTV is the threat that redirects online content through its own search engine and shows advertisements

Watch Series – MediaTabTVWatch Series – MediaTabTV is the browser plugin related to another browser hijacker and ad-supported sites. This is a potentially unwanted program that focuses on pushing commercial content and exposing users to material that can gather various information. If you experience unfamiliar pop-ups, banners, other ads, and your start page, new tab, homepage, search settings get altered out of nowhere, there is a high possibility that machine is infected by the browser hijacker.[1] It mainly appears on the Google Chrome browser and replaces various preferences to control the content and online traffic and is promoted as a useful application that can be installed to allow you access to movies and TV shows.

However, regardless of all the features and useful claims that can be stated on Watch Series – MediaTabTV PUP promotional ads, this extension is not needed or valuable for you since it falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs. This plugin promotes various redirect-based sites and other content from third-parties, so you should exit the page immediately and make sure to get rid of the intruder fully to avoid privacy issues or malware installations when you browse on untrustworthy domains.

Name Watch Series – MediaTabTV
Type Browser hijacker
Symptoms The browser gets affected by unwanted changes and starts displaying advertisements out of nowhere. The speed and performance suffers from the additional content and shady material because the user gets redirected to affiliated sites and possibly malicious pages
Related Search.mediatabtv.online
Danger The potentially unwanted program is related to other browser-based intruders and can lead to privacy issues due to data tracking function that many ad-supported sites and PUPs have. Also, there is no guarantee that content exposed during those redirects is safe to visit and view
Distribution  Freeware installations during which users skip through important steps lead to the infiltration of unwanted programs because of distributors that pre-pack[2] such programs alongside the software. Other PUPs can easily install these browser plugins without asking for permission
Elimination  Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal should give the best results when the person chooses anti-malware tools for the job. These programs are needed for the full scan on the system that allows eliminating every related program or file
Repair   Potentially unwanted programs can access settings of the machine and install their files there to ensure the persistence and affect the performance. Get a system optimizer to fix such issues regarding the damaged files. Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego may help you with that

Watch Series – MediaTabTV is the streaming service that allows you to access copywriter content and watch TV shows or movies online. However, this application functions as a redirect virus and shows you promotional content, exposes to phishing sites, fake videos, or broken pages filled with malware.[3] 

Even though this program is called a Watch Series – MediaTabTV virus by users, this is only an intrusive and annoying potentially unwanted program that creates frustration on the device. There is nothing malicious about the browser hijacker, but there is no guarantee that the material you get exposed to due to MediaTabTV redirects is safe and not related to malware.

You should be suspicious and be cautious whenever a new page appears on the screen. You may get additional PUPs installed without even noticing because of automatically triggered downloads from malicious commercial pages. To avoid such thing, remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV from the machine as soon as possible and block any content that still appears on your machine.

Take into consideration that Watch Series – MediaTabTV is related to other pages and browser hijackers, fake search engines. When the page seems safe or useful it doesn't mean it really is. You may get redirected to different services and links, ads, or pages from search results.

That should be the first red flag indicating a browser-based threat or even the potentially unwanted program that runs in the background and triggers all the processes, pop-ups, redirects, or even installations and setting changes. React to any unwanted and intrusive behavior, especially when related to Watch Series – MediaTabTV or any other intruder and suspicious program. The sooner you take action, the better.  Watch Series – MediaTabTV virus
Watch Series – MediaTabTV is the intruder that blocks normal content and shows commercial pages instead.
Watch Series – MediaTabTV redirect triggers content, so you interact with links, ads, and online material that you didn't want. When you use this search engine as your default one, all the redirects keep the useful content away from you, and every in-browser search is useless. There is no reason to keep this unwanted plugin on the browser or the related PUP on the machine.

However, since this is a silent intruder, the process of Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal becomes a bit more difficult. You need to eliminate all related files and programs form the machine to get rid of the redirects and unwanted exposure fully. Also, registry entries and startup preferences get affected behind you back, so you should rely on PC repair tool like Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego since this tool can fix that for you.

As for more reasons to terminate Watch Series – MediaTabTV:

  • the hijacker can read and change your data on websites you continuously visit;
  • it can change search engine preferences and install other programs;
  • other advertisers can easily access your browsing data and collect those details;
  • the more time this PUP gets on the machine the more personal information is gathered;
  • all the data recorded about you is used to generate personalized ads.

Watch Series – MediaTabTV sends information to different servers, and pages can then rely on those details about your online browsing preferences to make ads geared towards your needs and likings. This is how all the page visits and clicks are triggered. Those promotional ads also can use tracking cookies and place them on the system, so your privacy is at risk.

Make sure to get rid of the shady Watch Series – MediaTabTV and avoid issues regarding the data collection. You cannot be sure what information is gathered exactly, so rely on anti-malware tools, scan the machine, reboot if needed, and get back to safe surfing online. You can find additional tips for the browser resetting below the article.  Watch Series – MediaTabTV PUP
Watch Series – MediaTabTV is the program related to a browser hijacker and fake search engine, so it injects every in-browser search with affiliated material.
 

Questionable application installations lead to pre-bundled PUPs 

When the installer setup includes bundled applications and freeware, you can download all the content without even noticing if you choose the Quick installation method and skip through important steps. Such options allow all the included programs ti get installed on your computer by default.

To avoid these infiltrations, you need to pay closer attention to details and follow Advanced or Custom installations every time you install media players or free software. This is how you can control what comes to your device and what doesn't. You can see the full list of included programs and deselect what you don't want to install.

PUPs can enter the system without requiring any permissions and affect the machine behind your back before even showing any symptoms. Add-ons and browser extensions may get added from deceptive pages too and distributed on Google Chrome Web store, for example. Pay attention to anything promoted online, and always avoid sponsored content, pages filled with ads.

Eliminate any files related to Watch Series – MediaTabTV add-on

Note that Watch Series – MediaTabTV virus is the program that can gather your information directly or expose the user to the online sites where data gets tracked and collected for malvertising purposes. This is a browser hijacker tool that injects various commercial stuff to your search results on the browser to control the content and online traffic. 

Even though these symptoms seem more intrusive and annoying than dangerous, you cannot be sure about the content you end up seeing due to these redirects. So the best way to tackle this intruder is to remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV using professional tools that check more placed of the machine.

Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal using anti-malware tools can improve the performance of your machine and ensure that the device is running smoothly after the system cleaning processes. You may need to go through some browser settings yourself, but for that, we have a guide below.

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To remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV, follow these steps:

Get rid of Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Windows systems

The intruder can be removed from your machine if you follow these instructions:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Watch Series – MediaTabTV and related programs
    Here, look for Watch Series – MediaTabTV or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
  5. Remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Windows shortcuts
    Right click on the shortcut of Mozilla Firefox and select Properties. Right click on browsers' icon and select 'Properties'
  6. Go to Shortcut tab and look at the Target field. Delete malicious URL that is related to your virus. Select 'Shortcut' tab and delete 'http://isearch.babylon.com...' or other suspicious URL

Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.

Uninstall Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Watch Series – MediaTabTV or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Remove Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Watch Series – MediaTabTV and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Eliminate Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Watch Series – MediaTabTV should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Watch Series – MediaTabTV and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the menu (top right corner), choose Options General.
  4. Here, delete malicious URL and enter preferable website or click Restore to default.
  5. Click OK to save these changes. When in 'General' tab, delete malicious URL from 'Home Page' section or click on 'Restore to Default' button. Click 'OK' to save changes
  6. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  7. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Delete Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Google Chrome

Watch Series – MediaTabTV mainly targets Chrome browser, so you should reset the application settings to default and reverse any unwanted alterations

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Watch Series – MediaTabTV and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Change your homepage and default search engine if it was altered by your virus
    Click on menu icon and choose Settings.
  4. Here, look for the Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup option and click on Set pages. After clicking on menu and 'Settings', select 'Set pages'
  5. Now you should see another window. Here, delete malicious search sites and enter the one that you want to use as your homepage. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  6. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  7. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  8. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  9. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  10. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Watch Series – MediaTabTV from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Watch Series – MediaTabTV or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Open your Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu section. Here, select Preferences as it was displayed previously and select General.
  4. Here, look at the Homepage field. If it was altered by Watch Series – MediaTabTV, remove unwanted link and enter the one that you want to use for your searches. Remember to include the "http://" before typing in the address of the page. When in 'General', delete malicious URL and enter your desired domain name
  5. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  6. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Watch Series – MediaTabTV removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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